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02-03-2014 04:09 PM

I apologize up front if this is a repeat of any other posts.

Where I live in the southeast, we do not have any lumber yards where I can go and buy lumber. All of the local shops only sell “construction lumber”. In order to get anything else, they have to order it. I don’t get it. I guess there’s just not the market for anyone to keep it on hand.

I’ve ordered a couple of times from Rockler and that’s been ok, but I was wondering if anyone has bought lumber from eBay and, if so, what the result has been. If good, what was the seller?


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#1 posted 02-03-2014 04:18 PM

Where are you located? Maybe someone on here is from a similar area and can give you some suggestions. When I first started I didn’t realize how much good lumber was near me. Took some emails and suggestions for me to find my go-to places. That said, I don’t usually go on eBay for the reason stated above; I’ve found a number of quality lumberyards available to me. Best of luck!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 04:22 PM

Certainly there are sawmills in your area that you can buy rough cut lumber.

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 04:44 PM

Check out I’ve bought lumber from him before. High quality, great prices, great customer service. Shipped right to your door.

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 05:35 PM

The standard answer is:

Man, I’d be drowning in fine hardwoods if I lived in the Southeast!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 06:15 PM

How far South and East.
I’m in south central Tennessee and there are sources around here.
One often mentioned source is here:

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 06:48 PM

I used woodfinder and searched within 100 miles of my zip code and it only gave me ONE source. That one source was “wholesale only”. (I can’t believe I just type “poopiekat”...)

I’m about as far south in Alabama as you can get. I’ve been looking around here for quite some time and haven’t come across any retailers of hardwood around here.

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 07:11 PM

For the heck of it one day a few years ago I was browsing lumber on Ebay. I found a guy selling hardwoods and he was only a 15 minute drive from me. He wasn’t in the phone book, so if it wasn’t for ebay I never would have found him. I buy 95% of my wood from him. Great prices and good quality local stuff.

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 08:31 PM

Have you tried Craigslist? Try just using “lumber” as a search term, which means you will get a lot of junk, but you may find a few sawyers or mills near you.

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 08:33 PM

There is a woodworkers guild in Maylene -

That may not be super close to you but they would certainly know of the stores and sawmills around the state.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#10 posted 02-04-2014 02:53 AM

I am in Central Georgia. Might not be too far to come for a good variety of species.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 03:14 AM

Look for Anth28 on ebay.

Great selection, usual of the figured variety. A lot of exotics.

It’s exactly as described, free shipping, very well packaged.

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#12 posted 02-04-2014 03:16 AM

I found three sawmills within 50 miles by searching listings on Craigslist. However, we do seem to have a pretty amazing array of hardwoods growing in the area (Louisville, KY).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#13 posted 02-04-2014 03:30 AM

I bought some nice wood from the woodyardga on ebay a few months back to make some cutting boards it was a great experience, I’m not sure that I got a great price but I got exactly what I expected and shipping was fast.

-- Why does everything I enjoy doing have to be bad for the environment, I work in the oil industry and enjoy working with exotic woods from rain forests

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#14 posted 02-04-2014 04:48 AM

Did you call the wholesaler and ask?

You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised at their willingness
to help you out.

I’ve found that the best suppliers are in the b2b phone
book, not the regular one.

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#15 posted 02-04-2014 08:58 AM

I bought wood from deer56hunter and I gotta say there’s a reason he has 100% feedback after over 4400 ebay deals. He made some custom panels for me (wood, size, and thickness) after I sent an email request. He made every effort to make it all perfect with great communication. You wont be sorry dealing with him.

His ebay store is THE LUMBER STORE.

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